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Walmart hearing aids are a popular alternative to purchasing a hearing aid from an audiologist or in a specialist store. How do Walmart hearing aids compare against our own brand of Hearing Direct hearing aids. There are a number of key categories to compare such as price and technology. Learn more in this blog post...
Finding out that you need to wear hearing aids can be a daunting prospect. Not only is there the social stigma to overcome but it's easy to imagine hearing aids being similar to a pair of glasses, inconvenient at times, but restoring your hearing perfectly. Unfortunately this is not the case, even with top of the range hearing aids. But don't despair, some basic knowledge will equip you to get used to hearing aids quicker. Read on for more details.
The difference between RIC and BTE hearing aids is very small when you look at them. They both have the main body of the hearing aid fitting behind the ear and have a wire going into the ear. The difference between them is that RIC hearing aids have the receiver chip (or speaker) actually inside the dome which goes into the ear, whereas BTE hearing aids have the receiver in the main body behind the ear and the sound is sent down the tube. Learn more about advantages and disadvantages.
NHS hearing aids are available for everyone in the UK with a hearing loss problem where hearing aids are the best treatment. We give detailed advice on the process you need to go through to obtain NHS Hearing Aids as well as advice on batteries and links for further reading.
The NHS is able to provide a number of hearing aid types and models for free on a loan basis. In this blog post, we run-through which hearing aid types are available from the NHS. We also offer affordable alternatives to NHS for hearing aids and you can order digital hearing aids online directly from our website.
There are several other types of hearing aid that help people with conditions where normal hearing aids won't work. These include Bone Anchored hearing aids (BAHA Hearing Aids), Bone Conduction hearing aids, CROS and BI-CROS hearing aids and Cochlear hearing implants.
Buying a hearing aid is a very important and often substantial investment. Most people are aware that it is crucial to choose the right type and model in order to perfectly correspond to their individual condition and requirements. However, regular cleaning of your hearing aid is vital if you really want to prolong the life of your hearing aid as much as possible.